—used to emphasize a statement
He has to stop drinking. I mean, he's going to kill himself if he keeps it up.
He throws, I mean, really hard!
—used to correct a previous statement
We met in Toronto—I mean Montreal.
—used when one is unsure of what to say or how to say it
I'm not mad. It's just that, I mean, I think you've been acting a little selfishly.
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